How to Enter


Step 1
Register online and create your account! You will receive a confirmation email. In order to activate your account, you must confirm by clicking on the link in the email. If you cannot find the email, please check your spam folder.


Step 2
In order to participate in the competition, you must submit an idea and/or project in the Youth (13-29 years) or the Adult (from 30 years up) category. Fill out and submit the preliminary entry form.

Then wait for a response from the competition administrators: Entries are reviewed by the competition administrators of Stiftung Entrepreneurship and Digital Experts United. Only those entries that meet a certain standard and pass the preliminary screening will be invited to provide more details about their idea/project in a second entry form. 

The status of an entry can be checked in your profile menu under “My Ideas/Projects”. All saved and submitted entries are saved there and can be accessed again at any time.

Please note: Rejected entries may be refined by the entrants and can be re-submitted up until the entries deadline.


Step 3
Entries (ideas and projects) that have passed the preliminary screening will be posted on the competition website and will participate in the competition. 

Please note: Until 6 July 2020 every published entry will only be visible for the Entrepreneurship Campus community. At the start of the voting and commenting phase on July 6th, all entries will be published for the entire world outside the competition to see. All dates and deadlines can be found in the timeline.



Privacy Statement


Please read the Privacy Statement attentively and thoroughly. By participating in the competition you confirm that you have read and understood the privacy statement and that you adhere to it.





04. May 2020: Start of the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition
Now you can submit your idea and/or project. All published entries will only be visible for the Entrepreneurship Campus community.

06. July 2020: Start of voting, commenting and sharing phase
Now you have the chance to collect votes (and vote yourself), comment and share your entry. All entries will be published and for everyone to see.



Difference between idea and project


All the entries must consist of an innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage but they must not have led to a foundation yet.


All the entries must consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.


Personal Activity Indicator (PAI)

Feel encouraged to interact with the Entrepreneurship Campus Online Community to refine your idea/project and to comment constructively on other entries. The Personal Activity Indicator (PAI) is an in-house developed algorithm that measures and evaluates your activities in the community, your efforts and time spent on the courses as well as the number and quality of your comments. Not only votes are important. The PAI plays an important role in determining the finalists. 

The PAI algorithm is made up of the following user activities: 





Our online spaces are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender and gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is never appropriate. Participants violating these rules will be expelled from the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition immediately.

The following rules also apply to all offline events that take place on behalf of the Stiftung Entrepreneurship and the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition, regardless of whether employees of the foundation or our partners are on site.

No weapons of any kind, or drugs are allowed at Entrepreneurship Campus and at offline events.

Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.